Work that’s been done and planned to provide a network of safe bike routes around the city, the harbourside Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One biking and walking link under construction, Remutaka Cycle Trail connecting Wellington with the Wairarapa, and regional projects like the Wairarapa Five Towns trail network and Kapiti connections are all helping to make the city and region an increasingly attractive destination.
She has a particular interest in the outdoor recreation sector and strongly believes the way tourism is managed must always safeguard the environment and have community benefits.
If you have a happy local community, you have happy visitors so any infrastructure should be helping the community first and foremost, she says.
“Great places to live, are great places to visit.
“The dream here is that cycle tourists, and other visitors who want to, will be able to get off the plane and won’t need a car. It will be possible and safe for them to bike to the places and attractions that make Wellington special – and then on to other parts of the region. If we can keep the momentum up, we can lead in this space.”